Shortly after losing to Iceland on Monday during the knockout phase of Euro 2016, England manager Roy Hodgson resigned.
Immediately after England fell to Iceland on Monday at Euro 2016, Three Lions manager Roy Hodgson resigned.
“Now is the time for someone else to oversee the progress of this young, hungry and extremely talented group,” Hodgson said. “It’s been a fantastic journey.”
Iceland, the smallest nation to ever participate in a major tournament, knocked out England, 2–1, in the round of 16 for its first knockout win in a major tournament. After England's Wayne Rooney scored on a penalty kick in the fourth minute, Iceland countered with a Ragnar Sigurdsson goal in the sixth minute, and a Kolbeinn Sigthorsson volley in the 18th following a flicked-on header off a throw-in.
The FA released the following statement, accepting his resignation:
Hodgson had managed the national team since 2012.
– Kenny Ducey